One year ago today, I started Breath of Optimism. I can remember it like it was yesterday. I already had a successful personal finance blog and wanted to start another blog. I was spending a lot of my free time thinking about the passions I have and the things that interest me to have a blog about. After much thought, I realized that positive thinking was the answer.
I told my wife about the idea and she loved it. Before I took the final step and actually started the blog, I had to come up with a name. I had about 5 to choose from and bounced the options off of my wife, my sister and my brother-in-law. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a consensus choice. My sister did vote for my favorite option and so I went with Breath of Optimism.
It was around 7pm when the name was finalized and I went online, bought hosting and installed my theme. I spent the next 4 hours designing the site and showed it to my wife. She loved it.
The Past Year
The past year wasn’t all positive. At first I had a harder time committing to the blog than I thought I would. I eventually hired a staff writer, Rachel to help me out. Many thanks to her and her thought-provoking posts. (For those of you interested in reading her posts, they are posted every Thursday.)
I’ve also started up my own ecourse, 30 Days to Positive Thinking, to help those that want to learn how to start thinking positively and have a healthier outlook on life.
Other Highlights From The Past Year:
- Complete Theme Redesign
- Guest Posts on Various Popular Blogs
- Inclusion in the Top 100 Personal Development Blogs 2014
- Started the Carnival of Positive Thinking
The Year Ahead
The year ahead I have great plans in store for the blog. I want to grow this blog to new heights and create more of a community. This will take time and effort, and I am willing to put in the work.
If you follow this blog and feel that it is a great resource, I urge you to spread the word by sharing posts on Facebook, Twitter and Google + as well as commenting on posts. This will help bring in new readers and develop the community that I am looking for.
Finally, feel free to provide feedback on what you like to read about and about things you would like for me to write about, so I can provide the types of posts you look for.
Thanks And Have A Great Day!